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Ohio home care agencies to seek boost in Medicaid reimbursement rates in biennial state budget

Ohio home care agencies to seek boost in Medicaid reimbursement rates in biennial state budget 

Rates still at Y2K levels; Home care for older and disabled Ohioans in crisis 

Ohio’s outdated Medicaid reimbursement model for home-based care has reached a crisis point, collapsing as reimbursement rates no longer cover the cost of providing care and preventing agencies from paying a competitive wage for the important work caregivers perform.

As such, the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice today announced that the association would be seeking long overdue and critically needed Medicaid rate increases to address the severe worker shortage and cover the cost of these critical health services.